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Goose Ridge Estate Winery Expands Quintessential’s Portfolio into Washington State

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(NAPA, CALIF., May 2, 2024) – Quintessential, a family-owned and operated import, marketing and sales company exclusively representing family-owned wineries from around the world, proudly announces the addition of Goose Ridge Estate Winery to its esteemed portfolio, effective immediately. With this expansion, Quintessential ventures into Washington State, further enriching its lineup of multigenerational, global wineries.

Dennis Kreps, co-owner of Quintessential, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration with the Monson family. “The Monson family represents the epitome of excellence in the wine industry. Their commitment to the stewardship of the land is evident in the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of their wines. We are excited to introduce more people to these outstanding offerings from Washington State.”

“We are thrilled to join Quintessential’s portfolio and anticipate a fruitful partnership,” said Molly Monson-Stutesman, vice president of sales and marketing at Goose Ridge Vineyard and Winery. “Our family’s journey in winemaking began with our father, Arvid, whose vision transformed our property in Washington’s Columbia Valley into a premier vineyard site. Today, we are proud to carry forward his legacy with wines rooted in our vineyards and reflective of our unique terroir.”

Key highlights of Goose Ridge Estate Winery:

  • Rich Family Legacy: From humble beginnings farming orchards and raising cattle, the Monson family’s passion for wine grape cultivation began in 1998. Today, the third and fourth generation of Monsons actively manage Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard and Winery, carrying forward the legacy initiated by M.L. Monson in the early 1900s.
  • Goose Gap AVA: Situated on the ‘saddle’ of land known as Goose Gap in the Columbia Valley, Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard stands as the largest contiguous estate vineyard in Washington State. The recent designation of Goose Gap as Washington’s 19th American Viticultural Area (AVA), in 2021, underscores the region’s significance in wine grape cultivation.
  • Unique Qualities: With a diverse array of small vineyard blocks boasting distinct characteristics, Goose Ridge Estate wines encapsulate the terroir of Goose Gap, offering wines with vibrant fruit profiles. The Monson family’s commitment to sustainable farming practices ensures the preservation of the land for future generations.
  • Top-Notch Winemaking: Equipped with a state-of-the-art facility situated amidst the estate vineyard, Goose Ridge’s winemaker, Andrew Wilson, collaborates closely with the vineyard team to produce wines of exceptional quality. Consulting winemaker Peter Devison, a seasoned veteran in Washington state winemaking, further enhances the wine programs.

Nationally available wines from Goose Ridge Estate Winery include:

  • G3 by Goose Ridge: Estate-grown wines including Chardonnay, Red Blend, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, a tribute to three generations of family farming and winemaking.
  • Revelation by Goose Ridge: Strong, confident women are the driving force behind these estate wines which include Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling.
  • StoneCap: Since 1998, StoneCap has crafted iconic estate wines from the Columbia Valley. These value offerings include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Riesling.
  • Among The Giants: Where the perfect elevation and soils intersect to create a memorable experience. These wines go shoulder to shoulder with the best in Washington, which include estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay.
  • Benton Hills: A premier wine region in southeastern Washington State that is home to many of Columbia Valley’s most celebrated vineyards. These value estate wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Red Blend.
  • Cascadian Outfitters: Committed to being the leading outdoor essential wine brand with eco-smart and eco-friendly packaging with availability in Tetra Pak and cans.

About Quintessential

Based in Napa, California, Quintessential is a leading fine wine importer, marketer, and sales company exclusively representing family-owned wineries. Guided by father and son, Steve Sr. and Dennis Kreps, Quintessential celebrates expressions of renowned terroir from around the world, with a global portfolio comprising 33 families and 45 wineries across 12 countries.

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